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Waitomo


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Our first stop on the PC was a Maori village called Waitomo. On the menu, abseiling, spelunking, black water rafting, a farm show, and more.

Blog - A Dean For All Seasons

111 files, last one added on Jan 27, 2007
Album viewed 171 times

Taupo


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We spent some time on Lake Taupo and in the surrounding area, at a natural hotsprings, Hooka falls, and a little nightlife too.

Blog - The Taupo of Dean

102 files, last one added on Jan 27, 2007
Album viewed 58 times

Mount Doom (Tongario)


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We got an authentic taste of Mordor hiking in Tongario National Park in inclement weather.

Blog - Bring on the Camping

19 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2007
Album viewed 27 times

Mangaweka Camping


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We camped overnight in Mangaweka, and had a little campfire party to stave off the rain - not to mention some body surfing through the rapids.

Blog - Bring on the Camping

30 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2007
Album viewed 48 times

Wellington


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Wellington proved to be one of my favourite cities - ever. Beautiful, clean, friendly, green, fun, and cultured all at once.

Blog - Doing Wellington

54 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2007
Album viewed 891 times

Nelson


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Our first stop in the South Island of New Zealand was the lovely little city of Nelson, where we party, skydove, and hang glided.

Blog - The Full Nelson

49 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2007
Album viewed 47 times

Wine Tasting


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Katie, Brad, Chris, Anthony, and myself took a wine tasting trip just outside Nelson. The result? Delicious!

Blog - The Full Nelson

32 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2007
Album viewed 44 times

Abel Tasman


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We hiked into Abel Tasman, a beautiful national park with more beaches than people and camped for two days before kayaking out. A highlight.

Blog - Ready, Willing, and Abel Tasman

101 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2007
Album viewed 58 times

Kaikoura


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A quick day in Kaikoura to swim with the dolphins and relax before heading to Christchurch.

Blog - Attack of the Killer Dolphins

35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2007
Album viewed 44 times

Christchurch


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We stopped in Christchurch and I met with my friend, Mike, who showed us around the area and well beyond.

Blog - West Bests Rest

138 files, last one added on Feb 24, 2007
Album viewed 58 times

Peel Forest


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We stopped in a lodge in the middle of Peel Forest and did some ropes courses and mostly enjoyed living ecologically.

Blog - A Peeling Forest

62 files, last one added on Feb 24, 2007
Album viewed 52 times

Mt. Cook


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We stayed at Mount Cook in a beautiful alpine region, had a rather embarrassing cross-dressing party, hiked to Mueller Hut, and saw Tasman glacier. A definite highlight.

Blog - Mount Mt. Cook

159 files, last one added on Feb 27, 2007
Album viewed 51 times

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Random files - Pacific Challenge
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Birthday Girls18 viewsHere they are enjoying their common day.
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Norm Caving47 viewsThere was this little crawl space in the Waitomo Cave museum. Norm took the challenge.
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Opening Ceremonies17 viewsAnthony is now in full party mode.
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Daring Dustin19 viewsTaking this curve a bit fast.
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Country Roads18 viewsThis was one of the more well-established paths.
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Lenticular Cloud30 viewsThe one looks like a jellyfish. Though if you were to ask Chelsea, she'd tell you it looks like a heart.
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Mauri Warrior35 viewsBrad's gone native.
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Anthony on Track12 viewsAnthony zips along the track for a final lap.

Last additions - Pacific Challenge
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Left Their Mark46 viewsEvery single person has left their mark on this trip and others. Some in more obvious ways than others.Apr 07, 2007
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Final Resting Spot41 viewsThe KY flew home with Brad in his sleeping mat.Apr 07, 2007
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Unloading37 viewsThe group gets their bags together.Apr 07, 2007
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Later Lauren38 viewsLauren stayed at the airport where she was meeting a friend later in the day and heading down to Byron.Apr 07, 2007
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The Storm44 viewsNorm escorted Dustin and Lauren down to Sydney with Myra to pick up her car and continue to Melbourne.Apr 07, 2007
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Later Lana37 viewsLana also headed down to Sydney on the bus.Apr 07, 2007
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Kia Ora, Chelsea46 viewsOff to Fiji for some alone time on the beaches after picking up a ticket yesterday.Apr 07, 2007
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Cheers, Amanda35 viewsShe actually would be getting right back on the bus with Lana to head for a friend in Sydney.Apr 07, 2007